On October 15, 2011, CCU Vice President John Harahan attended the Occupy Nova Scotia Rally in Halifax in order to express the CCU’s support of and solidarity with the protesters. Attempts by the media to portray these protests as disorganized and lacking a uniform message […]
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By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett After more than two months of occupying streets, parks, businesses and public areas, the Occupy Movement, despite colder weather and government-imposed evictions, is still going strong. It started on September 17th, with hundreds of people occupying Zucotti Park near […]
The CCU has recently initiated a highly successful communications and media strategy that has raised our profile and launched us into the online universe. For starters, the CCU has created a Facebook group. Be sure to “Like” it to join up. It’s a great way […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions has kicked off a political education drive aimed at increasing voter turnout for the October 6th Ontario election. The CCU has received responses from a questionnaire it sent to the major parties at the beginning of the Ontario election campaign. […]
The CCU is holding its biennial convention on October 22 to 25 in Toronto. The Labour School is on the first day, and we have an incredible line-up of guest speakers addressing a wide variety of issues, including contract bargaining, electronic monitoring of workers and […]
For the second year in a row, Barrie residents didn’t have to travel on a busy Highway 400 to Toronto in order to celebrate Labour Day. The Second Annual Barrie Labour Day Picnic featuring music, food and fun for kids, took place on September 5th […]
By Past President Joanie Cameron Pritchett There comes along a person every generation or so that captures the hopes and dreams of millions of people everywhere, whose optimism, compassion and energy drive others to take action and help create a better world. Jack Layton was […]
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Documentary – 47 minutes
The documentary also focuses on the struggles of labour activists inside the CCU, its proud history, its work with social justice activists in Canada and around the globe, and the new economic challenges of wage stagnation and growing inequality.
Be sure to watch the documentary in full screen and High Definition. Click on the little wheel in the bottom right corner of the video to the left of the YouTube icon, and then press 1080p HD. For full screen, simply press the little square to the right of the YouTube icon.
Director and Editor: Sean Cain
Executive Producer: Joanie Cameron Pritchett